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Third 'Wildwood Chronicles' book cover art revealed, plus an excerpt -- EXCLUSIVE

The adventures of seventh-graders Prue and Curtis are about to continue. The adolescent duo travels even deeper into the dangers of the Impassable Wilderness in the third installment of the Wildwood Chronicles, Wildwood Imperium.

The fantasy world of war-torn creatures, mystics, and magic is a literary collaboration created by The Decemberists singer-songwriter Colin Meloy, and his wife, acclaimed illustrator Carson Ellis. The first novel in the children’s book series, Wildwood, was published in 2011 and graced the New York Times best-seller list.

Ellis worked closely with Meloy to develop more than 80 illustrations for the series, including all of the distinct cover art.

Take a first look at Wildwood Imperium‘s cover, and an exclusive except from the third installment of the Wildwood saga, available February 2014: READ FULL STORY

John McEnroe to serve up another memoir

Little, Brown and Company has acquired the English language rights for the release of a new memoir from John McEnroe. Former world champion tennis player and current television commentator, McEnroe is known for his prowess on the court as well as his larger-than-life personality. He ranked World No. 1 in singles tennis from 1981 to 1984. Now, he is a permanent fixture throughout US Open and Wimbledon analysis. The memoir will serve as McEnroe’s second memoir following You Cannot Be Serious, which hit shelves in 2002. READ FULL STORY

'Divergent' author Veronica Roth to release e-stories from Four's point-of-view

For Divergent fans that can’t get enough of Tris’s hunky love interest Four (real name, Tobias), readers won’t have to wait until the release of the third series installment or the movie to satisfy the itch. Author of the dystopian saga Veronica Roth plans to release four e-stories told from Four’s point-of-view. READ FULL STORY

Kevin Kwan talks must-have beach read 'Crazy Rich Asians' and a possible trilogy ahead

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Bachelor parties with chartered helicopters, women accessorized in earrings that cost more than a Manhattan apartment, living rooms with decorative fish tanks of baby sharks — Crazy Rich Asians delves into the unfathomable wealth held by the richest tier of Asian elite. The story explores the social and political hierarchies of three pedigreed Chinese families and the drama that strikes when Nicholas Young brings his American-born Chinese girlfriend home to Singapore for the summer.

Author Kevin Kwan chatted with EW about his sparkly new book, as well as consumerist culture, and the possible Crazy Rich Asians trilogy in store. READ FULL STORY

Paperback version of 'Steve Jobs' to feature young Jobs on cover

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After almost two years since the release of the hardcover book, Simon & Schuster is due to publish the paperback of Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs this fall. But don’t mistake the cover photo for a clean-shaven Ashton. The paperback cover art will feature 29-year-old Jobs in the same fashion as the hardcover’s iconic black-and-white portrait. READ FULL STORY

Read an excerpt from 'William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope' -- EXCLUSIVE

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“Darth Vader, only thou couldst be so bold.”

Carrie Fisher may inexplicably have a bit of a British accent during the beginning of Star Wars: A New Hope, but this latest genre mash-up puts the epic space opera in the hands of the Bard himself. Debut author Ian Doescher blends protocol droids with iambic pentameter in William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope.

Tapping into the vein of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars follows the basic structure of the original Star Wars film but molds it according to the style of a Shakespearean play. Lord Vader still seizes the spaceship of Princess Leia of Alderaan in search of the Rebellion’s plans against the Galactic Empire. C-3PO still cries and complains about everything. R2-D2 still beeps and buzzes — but this time in flowing verse.

So if you’re a fan of Stormtroopers and/or soliloquies, check out Act I, scenes 1-4 of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars below: READ FULL STORY

Summer Must List: 10 books for your beach bag

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This summer, take some time to relax by the pool, in a hammock, or at the beach with these ten must-reads. From thrillers to tearjerkers to the undefinable Crazy Rich Asians, this list has it all. So if you’re stuck trying to decide what to download on your Kindle or buy at the local bookstore, click on for our must list of great summer reads.

NEXT: Claire Messud’s follow up to The Emperor’s Children

Jason Collins on book rumors: 'I have no current plans to write any books'

After rumors started swirling that Jason Collins, the NBA player who came out as being gay just last week, was looking to publishers for a potential book deal, Collins took to Twitter to quiet the rumblings. Collins tweeted, “Contrary to Sportscenter reports, I have no current plans to write any books. Sorry to disappoint my literary loving fans.” READ FULL STORY

Alexandria, Va. tops Amazon's list of well-read cities

The most well-read cities in the country may surprise you.

According to the third-annual survey conducted by Amazon.com, the most well-read city in the country is Alexandria, Virginia. Fitting that it is name for an ancient city with the most famous library in the world, right?

Well, not exactly — it isn’t the classics that are boosting Alexandria’s readership. According to Amazon, ranking is based on sales of books, magazines, and newspapers — in print and for Kindle. The top selling book was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Romance novels like E L James’ Fifty Shades of Grey contributed greatly to sales in two-time list-topper Alexandria, and this year’s number two city, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Knoxville made a jump from the number 12 spot to number two this year, in large part due to sales of Fifty Shades of Grey. Vancouver, Washington, Dayton, Ohio, Clearwater, Florida and Tallahassee, Florida are on the list for the first time this year.

See the top 20 here.

Watch the trailer for Benjamin Percy's new novel 'Red Moon' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Benjamin Percy (The Wilding) is the latest author to take on the supernatural world, mixing werewolf mythology with a zombie formula of modern horror. In Red Moon, humanity is threatened by an animal-borne pathogen that transforms innocent bystanders into supernatural beings, and the government’s reaction to that epidemic is nearly as dangerous as the disease. In the book’s exclusive trailer, we see the beginnings of what appears to be a war between lycans and the human race. As the trailer puts it, “They live among us. They are our neighbors, our mothers, our lovers. They change.”

Watch the exclusive Red Moon trailer below, and find the book on shelves May 7: READ FULL STORY

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